AXIS taps The Hartford for distribution head
AXIS Capital Holdings has appointed a senior executive from The Hartford as head of distribution – Specialty Markets, North America.
Edmond Wu was previously head of global specialty sales and distribution at The Hartford. Previously, he held senior distribution roles at Navigators and Zurich, served as East Coast Finpro Placement Leader at Marsh, and held underwriting roles with AIG and Aetna.
His focus will be supporting and growing its existing US, Canada, and Bermuda strategic partnerships. Based in New York, he reports to Ed Ashby, global head of distribution.
“As we pursue our ambition at AXIS of achieving specialty leadership, a top priority is to even further deepen and grow our retail broker relationships in the US, Canada, and Bermuda markets,” said Ashby. “Ed, a seasoned distribution leader with a proven track record, will play a critical role in advancing this strategic imperative and he is charged with leading and building a team that will operate out of North America.”